April 29, 2010

My New House!!

So when I started my Dream House series I did it mainly because I wanted to dream because it looked like us getting our own house was still a long while away, but we bought a house this week!!

I spent a lot of time going over the finances, doing a lot of math, and looking into duplexes vs. houses and came to the conclusions that with still going after our other goals we could do it.

I, being way too pro-active sometimes got pre-approval done, talk to our agent and got on an auto email update when houses with our criteria came up. Three days later (and my pro-activeness paying off!) the house that seemed perfect came up. We couldn't see it for a few more days so it was three days of more math, and lots of waiting.

We went to see it and we were in love. We took equal parts of each of our parents to see it and they loved it too.

To make a long story short one week later, and 9 other offers in the house is ours!! Financing was all sorted out yesterday and now in July we'll have a new house, all to ourselves! (and the renters we'll have in the suite downstairs, and the one on the second floor...).

So I just thought I'd fill you all in and let you know you'll likely see a lot more home decor posts and maybe some before and after posts with some of the little things we'll be doing!! (I'm so thankful we don't have any big projects we HAVE TO do!)


  1. This is so awesome Mandi! I can't say enough how proud I am of you :)

  2. We are so happy for you. We also were praying and are thanking God that his will is done. What is the address of this lovely large house?
    Peter and Helen

  3. Aaaah! That's such exciting news! Congratulations. I was just thinking the other day about how much I enjoy not being a renter anymore. Can't wait to read more!


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